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Janet M. Ellars

December 19, 1937 — July 27, 2023

Janet Marie (Oiler) Ellars, 86 years old, passed away Thursday July 27th.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Forrest (Foss) Ellars Jr; her parents Carl Oiler Sr and Jemima (Chenault) Oiler; brother Charles Oiler; sister Sarah Joan (Oiler) Glass; sister in laws Melanie (Miller) Oiler and Mary Janice (Roby) Oiler; brother in law Greg Ellars; nephews Marcus Glass and Bryan Oiler; niece Harrina (Oiler) Crawford and granddaughter Amy Ellars.  She is survived by her brothers Carl (Deed) Oiler of Plumwood, OH and Dale Oiler of Marysville, OH and her sister Patty Oiler of Marysville, OH; her sons Douglas (Debbie) Ellars of Grove City, OH; Rodney Ellars of N. Fort Myers, FL; Danny (Joni) Ellars of Plain City, OH; Daughter Sheila (Keith) Stone of Sarasota, FL and many nieces and nephews.

Janet had 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, whom she loved with all her heart and enjoyed being a grandmother.  She was born in Columbus, Ohio, lived with her husband in London, OH, Galloway, OH and Grove City, OH.  She was an avid bowler for several years at Lincoln Bowling Lanes.  She was also a member of the Red Hat Society in Brooksville, FL.  Her and Foss, after retiring, lived the winter months in St. Petersburg and later, Brooksville in Florida for several years.  Janet was employed by Sears Distribution for 18 years as Assistant to the Supervisor.  She retired in 1993.  She also worked at Doctor’s West Hospital for 5 years as a PSA until 1974.  She then worked at Westland High School in the kitchen until 1979.  Janet was well loved by many and loved her family deeply.  She will be missed every day until we meet again in Heaven.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at the Rader McDonald Tidd Funeral Home 1355 W. Main St. in West Jefferson, OH on Wednesday, August 2nd from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM.  Then Janet will be interred at Sunset Cemetery 6959 W. Broad St in Galloway, OH.

Janet requested that, in lieu of flowers, you are encouraged to make a donation to OhioHealth Home Care Hospice or to the Kobacker House.  You may give online at https://foundation.ohiohealth.com/programs/hospice-giving or mail a gift to OhioHealth Foundation  3430 OhioHealth Parkway, Fl. 3  Columbus, OH 43202.  If you do wish to send flowers, please send them to her family at their homes or to a friend of hers to spread some kindness and cheerfulness to them in celebration of her life.

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home

1355 W. Main St, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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1355 W. Main St, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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